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Facebook has emerged as a major source of news consumption in recent years.(Representative photo/Reuters)

Far-right misinformation has more engagement on Facebook: Research

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON MAR 03, 2021 08:49 PM IST
The researchers from New York University based their study on Facebook's CrowdTangle tool and obtained list of pages and public posts from independent data providers and fact-checking websites.
In 2019, Facebook proposed that the facial recognition feature be optional only.(Reuters File Photo)
In 2019, Facebook proposed that the facial recognition feature be optional only.(Reuters File Photo)

Facebook to pay $650mn settlement over US privacy dispute

AFP |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 06:56 AM IST
At the end of January 2020, Facebook agreed to pay $550 million after it failed to get the lawsuit -- filed as a class action in 2018 -- dismissed.
Facebook has since changed its photo-tagging system.(REUTERS)
Facebook has since changed its photo-tagging system.(REUTERS)

Judge approves $650 million Facebook privacy lawsuit settlement

AP | , San Francisco
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 10:43 AM IST
US District Judge James Donato approved the deal in a class-action lawsuit that was filed in Illlinois in 2015. Nearly 1.6 million Facebook users in Illinois who submitted claims will be affected.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg(Reuters)
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg(Reuters)

Australia to hold talks with Facebook’s Zuckerberg after block

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 19, 2021 04:48 AM IST
Australia will hold talks with Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg in a bid to break a legal standoff after the tech giant angered the government by blocking the nation’s news sharing on its platform.
Facebook said on February 17, 2021 it would restrict news content sharing in Australia.(AP)
Facebook said on February 17, 2021 it would restrict news content sharing in Australia.(AP)

Facebook says we've been forced to block media in Australia because of the law

Reuters | | Posted by Prashasti Singh, London
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2021 04:02 PM IST
"The actions we're taking are focused on restricting publishers and people in Australia from sharing or viewing Australian and international news content," a company spokesman said.
When the hearing began on Thursday, the bench asked Mehta to clarify if the Centre’s stand in this matter was that only the Parliament and parliamentary committees had the power to summon Facebook, WhatsApp or Twitter.(Reuters)
When the hearing began on Thursday, the bench asked Mehta to clarify if the Centre’s stand in this matter was that only the Parliament and parliamentary committees had the power to summon Facebook, WhatsApp or Twitter.(Reuters)

‘Facebook, Twitter can’t be accountable to state assemblies’: Centre to SC

By Utkarsh Anand, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2021 09:05 AM IST
The government’s submissions came as the bench, which also included justices Dinesh Maheshwari and Hrishikesh Roy, was hearing a petition by Ajit Mohan, head of Facebook India.
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor heads the parliamentary panel on information and technology.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor heads the parliamentary panel on information and technology.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)

Facebook, Twitter officials to appear before parliamentary panel on IT today

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 08:51 AM IST
News agency ANI reported that recent changes in the privacy policy of Facebook-owned messaging platform WhatsApp will also be discussed at the meeting of parliamentary panel today.
The Facebook logo is displayed on a mobile phone.(Reuters/ File photo)
The Facebook logo is displayed on a mobile phone.(Reuters/ File photo)

Facebook, Twitter representatives to appear before IT parliamentary panel

By Deeksha Bhardwaj, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2021 10:19 PM IST
  • HT had reported on Wednesday that the panel was mulling the decision in the wake of the privacy concerns surrounding WhatsApp’s new policy.
WhatsApp on Friday said it would delay the new policy launch to May from February(MINT_PRINT)
WhatsApp on Friday said it would delay the new policy launch to May from February(MINT_PRINT)

WhatsApp to delay launch of update business features after privacy backlash

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 05:42 AM IST
WhatsApp users received a notification this month that it was preparing a new privacy policy and terms, and it reserved the right to share some user data with the Facebook app.
FILE PHOTO: An illustration photo shows a man holding a smart phone with a Facebook logo as its screen wallpaper in front of a WhatsApp messenger logo, in Zenica February 20, 2014. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic(Reuters)
FILE PHOTO: An illustration photo shows a man holding a smart phone with a Facebook logo as its screen wallpaper in front of a WhatsApp messenger logo, in Zenica February 20, 2014. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic(Reuters)

Turkey Starts Antitrust Investigation Into WhatsApp, Facebook

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 11, 2021 05:55 PM IST
Changes to WhatsApp’s terms of service will allow the messaging app to share data with Facebook. The regulator said it was halting implementation of such terms. The new terms would result in “more data being collected, processed and used by Facebook,” according to the statement.
WhatsApp's rival platforms like Signal and Telegram are reportedly seeing a surge in downloads. (@signalapp/Twitter Photo )
WhatsApp's rival platforms like Signal and Telegram are reportedly seeing a surge in downloads. (@signalapp/Twitter Photo )

‘There’ll never be ads’: Signal jabs Facebook after WhatsApp updates terms

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2021 05:19 PM IST
Signal’s tweet comes in the backdrop of people looking for alternatives of Facebook-owned WhatsApp, which recently revised its privacy policy.
Users must agree to the new terms or lose access to their accounts at WhatsApp.(File photo for representation)
Users must agree to the new terms or lose access to their accounts at WhatsApp.(File photo for representation)

WhatsApp gets dumped by Turkey's Erdogan on mounting privacy concerns

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2021 04:12 PM IST
Changes to WhatsApp’s terms and services effective Feb. 8 will allow it to share data with parent company Facebook Inc.
Zuckerberg has said he did not expect a meaningful impact from the uproar over data hijacked by political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica, but the last quarter’s figures suggested some cooling.(AP Photo)
Zuckerberg has said he did not expect a meaningful impact from the uproar over data hijacked by political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica, but the last quarter’s figures suggested some cooling.(AP Photo)

Facebook shares nosedive on data breach fallout, $130 billion wiped out

San Francisco | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2018 01:41 PM IST
Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said the tech giant has been investing heavily in “safety, security and privacy” after being rocked by concerns of manipulation.
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